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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Expanding Warm and Red Foot Swelling

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced expanding warm and red foot swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Skin Infection of the Foot

    Cellulitis is a common and possibly dangerous skin infection if left untreated. It is typically caused by bacteria living on the skin getting into the skin itself.

    5 days with treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, foot pain, foot redness, warm red foot swelling, swollen ankle
    Symptoms that always occur with skin infection of the foot:
    foot redness, foot pain, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis of the ankle is a degenerative joint disorder occurring in the ankle. It presents with joint pain and stiffness that is typically worse with activity.

    Arthritis is considered irreversible, but symptoms can be effectively managed with treatment. Newer, more effective treatment options have become available in recent years.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, swollen foot, joint stiffness, pain in one ankle, ankle stiffness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Septic Arthritis

    Septic arthritis is an intensely painful joint infection.

    12-14 days with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, spontaneous shoulder pain, chills, knee pain, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  5. 5.Diabetic Foot Ulcer

    A foot ulcer can become easily infected and spread. You should see a doctor immediately.

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    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    diabetic foot ulcer
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.Charcot Arthropathy of the Foot

    Charcot Arthropathy of the foot is a syndrome where patients with numbness of their feet, which can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions such as diabetes, develop weakening of the bones in the foot and ankle. Thus they may have fractures and dislocations of the bones and joints that occur with little trauma.

    Healing may require several months.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, constant foot swelling, pain in one foot, warm red foot swelling, swelling of both feet
    Symptoms that always occur with charcot arthropathy of the foot:
    warm red foot swelling, constant foot swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    This type of arthritis can be managed with treatment, and permanent damage can be prevented. However, the underlying cause (psoriasis) is currently incurable.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain, lower back pain, joint pain, upper back pain, hip pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Leg

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially life threatening skin condition stemming from the infection of a wound or injury. If left untreated, it can spread to body parts surrounding the infection changing the color of the skin and degrading the tissue underneath. This can result in muscle, tissue or limb loss and a severe body-wide response to the infection.

    1-6 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills
    Symptoms that always occur with necrotizing fasciitis of the leg:
    leg skin changes
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Expanding Warm and Red Foot Swelling

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Where exactly is your foot swelling?
  • Q.Do you have a history of high cholesterol?

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Expanding Warm and Red Foot Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced expanding warm and red foot swelling have also experienced:

    • 7% Warm Red Foot Swelling
    • 6% Pain in the Top of the Foot
    • 4% Foot Pain
  • People who have experienced expanding warm and red foot swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced expanding warm and red foot swelling were most often matched with:

    • 44% Cellulitis
    • 44% Skin Infection of the Foot
    • 11% Ankle Arthritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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